Seismic activity

Two very strong and shallow earthquakes M6.4 and M6.5 hit Samoa Islands region

Two very strong and shallow earthquakes with recorded magnitudes of 6.4 and 6.5 (USGS) were registered in Samoa Islands region on March 30, 2015 at 08:18 and 08:48 UTC, respectively. USGS is reporting depths of 11.5 and 15.5 km.Geoscience Australia's preliminary rep

March 30, 2015

Major M7.5 earthquake hits New Britain region generating small tsunami, Papua New Guinea

A major earthquake with recorded magnitude of 7.5 (USGS) hit off the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 23:48 UTC on March 29, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.7 at a depth of 72 km (44.7 miles).Epicenter w

March 30, 2015

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake registered near Calama, Chile

A strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 5.6 (USGS) was registered near Calama, Chile at 16:36 UTC on March 28, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 109.3 km (67.9 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 111.7 km (69.4 miles).Epicenter was located 40 km

March 28, 2015

Very strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile

A very strong and deep, M6.4 (USGS) earthquake was registered in Tarapaca region, northern Chile on March 23, 2015 at 04:51 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 120.9 km (75.1 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 121 km.Epicenter was located 48 km (30 miles) ESE

March 23, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Concepcion, Chile

A strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake was registered off the coast of Concepcion, Bio Bio region, Chile at 18:27 UTC on March 18, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).CSN Chile is reporting the same mag

March 18, 2015

Strong M6.6 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A strong M6.6 earthquake was registered in Molucca Sea (Halmahera), Indonesia at 22:12 UTC on March 17, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 41.7 km. Geoscience Australia is also reporting M6.6, but at a depth of 66 km. Epicenter was located 134 km (83 miles) NW of Kota Ter

March 17, 2015

Strong M6.2 earthquake registered in northern Colombia

A strong M6.2 earthquake hit northern Colombia at 20:55 UTC on March 10, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 147.2 km (91.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 124 km (77 miles). Colombian seismological agency is reporting M6.6.Epicenter was located 14 km (9 miles

March 10, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake registered off the coast of New Britain, PNG

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake was registered off the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 22:18 UTC on March 7, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 23.4 km (14.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 59 km (36.6 miles).Epicenter was located

March 07, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow M6.4 (USGS) earthquake was registered off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia at 10:37 UTC on March 3, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 37.6 km (23.3 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles).There are abou

March 03, 2015

Very strong and deep M7.0 earthquake registered in Flores Sea, Indonesia

A very strong and deep M7.0 (USGS) earthquake was registered in Flores Sea, Indonesia at 13:45 UTC on February 27, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 547.0 km (339 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 586 km (364 miles).Epicenter was located 132 km

February 27, 2015

Five years of earthquakes in Chile

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central Chile on February 27, 2010 was the largest in that country in 50 years.This animation shows that earthquake and all those recorded there in the following five years, including the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Chi

February 27, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake off the coast of Mexico

A strong and shallow M6.2 (USGS) earthquake was registered off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico on February 22, 2015 at 14:23 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles).Epicenter was located 211 km (131 miles) S

February 22, 2015

Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow M5.9 (JMA) earthquake was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on February 21, 2015 at 10:13 UTC. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting this earthquake as M6.1 at the same depth.This is now the 14th moderate to str

February 21, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow M6.1 (JMA) earthquake was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 04:25 UTC on February 20, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 13.5 km (8.38 miles).Including the February 16th M6.9, this

February 20, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hit Vanuatu

A strong and shallow M6.6 (Geoscience Australia) earthquake was registered off the coast of Vanuatu at 13:18 UTC on February 19, 2015. Geoscience Australia is reporting depth of 39 km (24.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).There are about 5

February 19, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A very strong and shallow M6.9 (JMA) earthquake was registered near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 23:06 UTC on February 16, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 23 km (14.2 miles). JMA is describing this quake as a

February 17, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered in South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake was registered in South Sandwich Islands region at 22:00 UTC on February 16, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 145 km (90 miles) NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and 2 518

February 17, 2015

Queensland hit by very rare M5.1 earthquake, Australia

A shallow M5.1 earthquake was registered 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the city of Eidsvold, Queensland, Australia at 02:57 AEDT on February 16, 2015 (15:57 UTC on February 15). Geoscience Australia (GA) is reporting depth of 15 km (9.32 miles).Numerous aftershock wer

February 16, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered off the coast of Taiwan

A strong and shallow M6.2 (CENC) earthquake was registered off the southeastern coast of Taiwan on February 13, 2015 at 20:06 UTC. CENC (China) is reporting depth of 7 km (4.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS registered this quake as

February 13, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A very strong and shallow M6.9 (USGS) earthquake was registered at Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on February 13, 2015 at 18:59 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 15 km (9.32 miles).Epicente

February 13, 2015

Very strong and deep M6.7 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina

A very strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.7 hit Jujuy, Argentina at 18:57 UTC on February 11, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 190.8 km (118.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 180 km (111 miles).Epicenter was located 93 km (58 mi) W of El Aguilar, 128 k

February 11, 2015

Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits San Luis, Argentina

A strong and deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.3 hit San Luis, Argentina at 10:49 UTC on February 2, 2015 (07:49 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 172.3 km. EMSC is also reporting M6.3 but at a depth of 157 km.Epicenter was located 87 km (54 miles) NW o

February 02, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits southeast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Island, New Caledonia at 17:57 UTC on January 30, 2015, according to Geoscience Australia. Their preliminary report mentions depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15.1 km. EMSC measured M6.0 at

January 30, 2015

Deep M6.1 earthquake off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Strong and deep M6.1 earthquake was registered off the coast of Fiji on January 28, 2015 at 02:43 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 483.6 km. Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 452 km.Epicenter was located 46 km (29 miles) SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji and 328

January 28, 2015

Very strong and deep M6.8 earthquake hits off Vanuatu

A very strong and deep M6.8 earthquake was registered off the Pacific island of Vanuatu at 03:47 UTC on January 23, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 218.5 km (135.7 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 201 km (124 miles).According to USGS, epicen

January 23, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.6 registered off the coast of Panama

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.6 was registered off the coast of Panama on January 7, 2015 at 05:07 UTC (23:07 local time on January 6). USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 2 km. Epicenter was located 245

January 07, 2015

Strong and very shallow M6.0 hits central South Island, New Zealand

A strong and very shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered in a sparsely populated area of central South Island, New Zealand at 17:48 UTC on January 5, 2015 (06:48 local time on January 6). GeoNet is reporting depth of 5 km. USGS registered

January 06, 2015

B.C. earthquakes could be foreshocks leading to a large one, Canada

A swarm of earthquakes that started in December 2014 along the border of the Juan de Fuca and North American plates, northwest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Canada, continued into 2015 with two moderately strong earthquakes measuring M4.5 and 5.2 on the Richte

January 05, 2015

Strong and deep M6.1 earthquake registered in Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji at 21:17 UTC on December 30, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 598.2 km (371.7 miles).Epicenter was located 37 km (23 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji, 359 k

December 30, 2014

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake measuring M6.1 (USGS) on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 09:29 UTC on December 29, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 37.9 km (23.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp 6.4 at depth of 33 km.Epicenter

December 29, 2014

Earthquake swarm registered off the coast of B.C., Canada

A swarm of earthquakes is being registered off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. The cluster zone is about 186 kilometres SW of Bella Bella, northwest of Vancouver Island, where the Juan de Fuca plate begins to meet the North American tectonic plate. The swarm star

December 22, 2014

Strong M6.6 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale was registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 11:34 UTC on December 21, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 54.6 km (34 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp 6.6 at depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 157 km (9

December 21, 2014

Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake off the coast of Panama

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.6 (USGS) on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Punta de Burica in the Panama - Costa Rica border region at 08:54 UTC on December 8, 2014. This quake comes 2 days after M6.0 hit the same region.USGS reports

December 08, 2014

Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake off the coast of Bougainville Island, P.N.G.

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.8 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea at 01:22 UTC on December 7, 2014. Both USGS and EMSC are reporting M6.8 at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) at this time.Epicenter wa

December 07, 2014

M6.0 earthquake registered off the coast of Saumlaki, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Saumlaki, Indonesia at 22:04 UTC on December 6, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 117.3 km (72.9 miles). Geoscience Australia is also reporting M6.0, but at depth of 107 km.Epicenter

December 06, 2014